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    We are rosaceans [rosaceans are rosacea sufferers] and this is a grassroots rosacea non profit organization. The entire board of directors are rosacea sufferers. Compare that with the other non profit rosacea organizations, run by NON rosaceans. 

     Private Tapatalk Rosaceans Group
    The RRDi is affiliated with Tapatalk and is sponsoring a PRIVATE Rosaceans  [rosaceans are rosacea sufferers] Tapatalk forum free for users which is a private group. If you are not familiar with the difference between a private member forum and a PUBLIC forum, the posts in a private forum are only read if you join. Here is the official announcement about our Rosaceans Tapatalk Private Forum which explains an option about Tapatalk Gold Points (not required but available for your consideration). You may access the private rosaceans group here:

    https://rosaceans.org

    Public Invision Power Community Forum
    In a PUBLIC RRDi forum ALL posts are public and can be read whether you join or not. You may access the public forum here: 

    https://irosacea.org/forums/

    You are welcome to join either or both of our two member forums if you suffer from rosacea.  We will try the private Tapatalk forum for a year and if it is not popular we will probably drop it. So it is up to you whether having a private Rosaceans group is mo'betta than our public forum below which you can still use the Tapatalk application for our public Tapatalk member forum: 

    The RRDi member forum, a public group, is available using the Tapatalk app you can download from the App Store or Google Playstore.  The Tapatalk app works for both our private and public forums. 

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    Whether we continue to use Tapatalk is up to you. Please let us know what you prefer

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    • An article published in Photobiomodulation, Photomedicine and Laser Surgery in January 2020 states, "Our video directly demonstrates the effect of IPL on a live Demodex mite extracted from a freshly epilated eyelash. The results suggest that IPL application with settings identical to those used for treatment of DED due to MGD causes a complete destruction of the organism." Photobiomodul Photomed Laser Surg. 2020 Jan 27;: Real-Time Video Microscopy of In Vitro Demodex Death by Intense Pulsed Light. Fishman HA, Periman LM, Shah AA
    • Related Articles Real-Time Video Microscopy of In Vitro Demodex Death by Intense Pulsed Light. Photobiomodul Photomed Laser Surg. 2020 Jan 27;: Authors: Fishman HA, Periman LM, Shah AA Abstract Objective: To directly observe the in vitro real-time effects of intense pulsed light (IPL) on a Demodex mite extracted from an eyelash of a patient with ocular rosacea. Background: Demodex is a risk factor in the pathogenesis of oculofacial rosacea, meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), and dry eye disease (DED). Recent studies suggested IPL to control or eradicate Demodex organisms in the periocular area. Despite encouraging reports, the direct effect of IPL on Demodex is not well understood. Methods: An eyelash infested with Demodex was epilated from a 62-year-old female patient with oculofacial rosacea. Following isolation and adherence of a mite onto a microscope slide, real-time video microscopy was used to capture live images of the organism before, during, and after administration of IPL pulses. IPL pulses were delivered with the M22 IPL (Lumenis), with IPL settings used for treatment of DED due to MGD (the "Toyos protocol"). A noncontact digital laser infrared thermometer was used to measure the temperature of the slide. Results: Before the IPL pulses, legs of the Demodex mite spontaneously moved in a repetitive and semicircular motion. During administration of IPL, spontaneous movements of the legs continued. Immediately after administration of five IPL pulses, the temperature of the slide increased from room temperature to 49°C. Immediately afterward, the Demodex mite became completely immobilized. The legs appeared retracted, smoother, less corrugated, bulkier, and less well-defined. Movement of the Demodex mite was not observed at the hourly inspections for 5 h and after 24 h following the application of IPL pulses. Conclusions: Our video directly demonstrates the effect of IPL on a live Demodex mite extracted from a freshly epilated eyelash. The results suggest that IPL application with settings identical to those used for treatment of DED due to MGD causes a complete destruction of the organism. PMID: 31985328 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] {url} = URL to article
    • Walter Freyne, the owner of Demodex Solutions, has assisted me in comparing the Original ZZ cream ingredients with the cosmetic version and has approved this comparison which is now published through the RRDi. While I love the original ZZ cream, I think the cosmetic version is better because it dissolves better and feels creamer or softer. 
    • The RRDi is please to announce that Tara O'Desky, D.C., has graciously volunteered for the RRDi MAC. She has a website where she explains how the Rosacea Forum helped her control her rosacea. We grateful for Dr. O'Desky volunteering for our non profit organization as a medical advisor. 
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